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Gov’t endorses land supply options

The Government fully endorses the eight land supply options proposed by the Task Force on Land Supply to address land shortage in Hong Kong. Secretary for Development Michael Wong today held a press conference on the


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Rail inquiry scope expanded

The Chief Executive in Council today approved the expansion of the terms of reference for the rail inquiry team following the recent discovery of additional construction problems at the Shatin to Central Link. The Commission of Inquiry


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Central-Wan Chai Bypass to fully open

The Central-Wan Chai Bypass will be fully commissioned at 7am on February 24, after the completion of works for joining the bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link to the Rumsey Flyover westbound. Upon the bypass’ full


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Chinese company proposes new circular railroad for Yangon

Representatives from China Railway Engineering Co Ltd (CREC) have met with the Yangon Region government to discuss the possibility of constructing of a new Yangon circular railroad, according to U Than Naing Oo, a member of


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JR East project to build three new access lines to Tokyo’s Haneda airport to begin in May

East Japan Railway Co. has announced that it will launch a project in May to establish three new train routes linking central areas of the capital with Tokyo International Airport (Haneda). JR East will aim to


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Tai Po site sold

The tender for a Tai Po residential site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $6.309 billion, the Lands Department announced today. Located at the junction of Yau King Lane and


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Retender for Yuen Long footbridge after initial cost debacle

There will be a fresh tender to redetermine the cost of a Yuen Long footbridge that initially cost HK$1.7 billion. The 540-meter elevated footbridge will be connected to Long Ping Station. “We intend to initiate parallel


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The first section of the yellow Circular Line of the Taipei MRT system that will circle around New Taipei City is set to go into operation in the fourth quarter of this year, Taipei Mayor Ko


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Japan’s Kansai airport announces $900m capacity and safety upgrade

Operator aims to accommodate 10m more travelers a year at international hub Kansai International Airport in Osaka is planning to spend about $910m over the next six years to increase capacity at Terminal 1 and improve


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India to kick start $10.3bn of work on four urban rail systems

NEW DELHI: The government is set to put its final stamp on five metro rail projects across the country- two in UP, one each in Gujarat and Bihar and the first phase of Rapid Rail Transit


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